Vicky was one of the 1st artist around Australia who used to offer the HD brows and she worked her way up to make this technique very specific and unique. It is her favourite style to create and her believing is that the HD Brows are the most natural looking brows as it is giving fullness to any kind of brows
Ombre Powder Brows are a type of permanent make-up, where through the manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin, We create the desired fullness and design of the eyebrows. A small tattoo machine is used to insert pigment.
This technique differs from Microblading in that we create a misty, powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup, as opposed to simulated hair. The tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow, giving that perfect ombre makeup affect!
The effects will be waterproof, smudge-proof and completely realistic. It lasts longer than Microblading, typically around 2 years on average, depending on the client's skin type, lifestyle and various other factors. Over time, pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows behind.
Microblading (hairstrokes): A manual form of Permanent Cosmetics that gives the most realistic results.
With a manual hand tool, strokes are gently implanted into the skin in the very uppermost layers of the skin, creating a crisp, clean, hair-like effect. Because the depth is rather shallow and the implanted pigment width is so fine, this method by itself requires more frequent touch-ups to maintain the new color.
There is no difference in the permanency of manually (microbladed) or machine tattooed eyebrows. They're just different ways of implanting the ink into the skin. Both techniques are forms of cosmetic tattooing that aim to create or fill in eyebrows. One technique doesn't hurt more than the other, but the level of pain you feel will be dictated by your own pain threshold. Most clients are happily surprised by how little it hurts and many comment that threading, plucking or waxing is worse. I do apply numbing gels once the skin is open to keep you more comfortable throughout. The main difference between the two techniques is that machine method brows work on a wider range of skin types. Manually microbladed eyebrows are more suited to dry skin. Your skin will be assessed beforehand so I can make a recommendation of which technique and style will work best for you in the long run. Because your face is naturally oilier compared to the rest of your body, and coupled with this being a delicate tattoo to heal, two sessions spaced 6 weeks apart are needed for best healed results. Some clients, especially those who; use sunbeds, sunbathe, don’t use sun protection, have sun damaged skin, have oily skin, smoke, sweat a lot (from exercise, saunas etc), have a fast metabolism, have an iron deficiency, take regular medications, use chemical peels or anti aging products or harsh exfoliants, may need more than 1 touch up session to achieve their desired results. They may also need more regular top ups to keep their brows vibrant.
If you're wanting to ease yourself into SPMU, you're more than welcome to start with microblading; it's ultimately your choice. The longevity of your microbladed strokes would be shorter than 'normal' so more regular top ups will be expected. 6/9/12 months down the line when you're due a top up, we can always change the technique!
Semi-permanent means it will fade over time, and that if you want to keep your brows looking vibrant, top up appointments will be needed to maintain this look. Semi-permanent DOES NOT mean it will 100% fade away. You may always be left with remnants of ink under your skin, even 10 years from now. Everyone's bodies will process the ink differently, as well as your lifestyle choices affecting the longevity of the tattoo. Cosmetic tattooing is still a tattoo, so before anyone tells you any differently, please bare in mind that whether or not you refresh your eyebrows annually, you may still be left with a shadow if you don't wish to continue with annual top ups.